Built in the years following the civil war, to a design by Pedro Muguruza and Diego Méndez. The granite cross in the middle of a large pine forest on the rock of Cuelgamuros, in the Sierra de Guadarrama, near San Lorenzo de El Escorial, is the most visible part of the monument. It was decorated with sculptures by Juan de Avalos.

The Basilica is the burial place of 33,847 people who died in the Civil War.

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